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The European Commission proposes new rules to increase the legal certainty of services of general economic interest

Updated : mars 31, 2004

Following the Altmark judgement of the European Court of Justice in July 2003 (see EMTA News n° 14), and the Green Paper on Services of General Interest, the Commission (DG Competition) has started consultations to set...

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From the second to the third "Rail Package"

Updated : mars 31, 2004

The second railway package, that aims to accelerate the opening to competition of the rail freight markets in Europe (see EMTA News n° 13) was still being debated by the Conciliation Committee between the Council of...

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Towards a European strategy for sustainable urban environment

Updated : mars 31, 2004

The European Commission adopted on 11 January a Communication (COM(2004)60) setting out its ideas for the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment due in summer 2005. In this document, that is being submitted to a...

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Directory of public transport in the European Metropolitan Areas

Updated : janvier 2, 2004

EMTA released in January its first Directory of public transport in the European metropolitan areas. This 100 page document presents some general information about the current issues and stakes of public transport in...

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Transport Ministers aim to reduce road mortality by 50% by 2010 in Europe

Updated : décembre 21, 2003

The European Ministers of Transport adopted a declaration aiming to reduce by 50% the death toll on European roads by 2010 at an informal meeting in Verona (Italy) in October. In 2000, 40 800 persons were killed in...

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Galileo : the European satellite navigation initiative gains momentum

Updated : décembre 20, 2003

On 20 October, the Galileo joint undertaking published a call to select the concessionaire that will be responsible for operating the European global positioning project system. The concession contract will give the...

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LibeRTIN : a thematic network sponsored by the European Commission to harmonise light rail systems

Updated : décembre 19, 2003

A consortium bringing together the railway supply industry (UNIFE), the international association of public transport (UITP) and five major consulting companies specialised in the light rail sector (TTK, Atkins...

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Results of European surveys in the field of public transport now available

Updated : décembre 14, 2003

The final reports of the following surveys ordered by the European Commission are available : Good Practice in Contracts for Public Passenger Transport (carried out by a consortium led by Colin Buchanan &...

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New Urban Transport Benchmarking initiative sponsored by the European Commission

Updated : décembre 10, 2003

The European Commission launched on 6 November 2003 a new initiative of "Benchmarking" (comparison) of the local transport networks in the EU and accession countries, after similar projects between 1998 and 2002. The...

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EMTA surveys the potential application of new technologies on information of passengers with reduced mobility

Updated : décembre 7, 2003

After the successful workshop organised on 19 November in Brussels on the issue of information of passengers with reduced mobility, EMTA has ordered a survey of the potential impacts of the new technologies on...

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